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Social Distortion, Refused, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Agnostic Front, Against Me! and more to play Groezrock

Wow, 2015’s Groezrock 2015 is shaping up to be pretty kickass.  The Meerhout, Belgium festival (May 1-2) has just announced the lineup for next year and its looking pretty epic.  Social Distortion, Refused, Lagwagon, Millencolin, Against Me! and a hell of a lot more.  Check out the lineup in the image tweeted by Groezrock above.



Social Distortion announce New Year’s Eve show

Southern California punk legends Social Distortion have announced a New Year’s Eve show that will take place at the Fox Theater in Pomona, California, with special guests The Mastersons and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas. Presale tickets will be available on Thursday, November 20 from 10 AM PST to 10 PM PST. More information about the New Year’s Eve show is available here.

Social Distortion recently announced plans to enter the studio to work on a new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, but did not indicate a release date.



Video: Social Distortion’s Mike Ness – An Insider’s Look Into The Man Behind The Music

I’ve never heard of Red Kap before but they appear to be some sort of clothing line and for whatever reason they did a pretty cool little “behind the scenes” video with Social Distortion frontman and guitarist Mike Ness.  Make him look like some all American badass really.  Check it out below.

Ness recently revealed that Social Distortion plans to be back in the studio a couple days a week to work on their anticipated new album, which he hopes will be released next year. He also revealed that he has been working on a solo album, which will be his first since 1999′s Under the Influences.

Social Distortion last released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes through Epitaph Records in 2011.



Mike Ness talks about new Social Distortion album, reveals he’s working on a solo album

In an interview with Lubbock, Texas’ KFMX, Social Distortion frontman and guitarist Mike Ness revealed that the band plans to be back in the studio a couple days a week to work on their anticipated new album, which he hopes will be released next year. He also revealed that he has been working on a solo album, which will be his first since 1999’s Under the Influences. You can listen to the interview below.

Social Distortion last released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes through Epitaph Records in 2011.



Mike Ness on the musical direction and current status of new Social Distortion album

In a recent interviewSocial Distortion frontman Mike Ness offered an update on the band’s anticipated new album, stating that its process is slowly coming together, with half a record written, and that no timetable has been set for release. On the album’s current status and musical direction, Ness stated:

“The next record I might want to be more primitive or garage or more aggressive, but it has to be different from the last record. The writing just kind of reflects that. I’m writing differently because I want it to be different from the last record.”

Social Distortion last released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes through Epitaph Records in 2011. Starting tomorrow, the band will embark on a U.S. tour with The Whigs and Social D guitarist Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham‘s solo project.



Riot Fest finds a new home at Mile High

The organizers of Colorado’s Riot Fest have announced that this year’s show will take place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High this September.  The decision came after they had to move the show from the original location at May Farms in Byers, CO, due to complaints from local residents.

Rest assured that they are committed to recreating the aesthetic at May Farms by “bringing the farm to Denver,” and continuing with plans to host a carnival complete with rides and performers, mini golf, and more, at a venue that organizers say is more easily accessible with free parking and public transportation options.  All tickets from the original venue will be honored at the new location, too.  You can read all of the details and see a map of all the fun stuff here.

The festival will be held September 19-21, and you can check out the lineup here.



Social Distortion announce U.S. tour with The Whigs and Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham


Southern California punk legends Social Distortion have announced a U.S. tour that will take place in September, with support from The Whigs and guitarist Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham‘s solo project. The dates and locations are listed below.

Social Distortion last released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes through Epitaph Records in 2011, and are currently working on a new album. Social Distortion guitarist Jonny “Two” Bags released his solo album, Salvation Town, last April.



Video: Six-year-old Tanner Fryman covers Social Distortion’s “Ball And Chain”

This is hands-down going to be the best thing you see on the internet this week. Take that to the bank.

SoCal six-year-old Tanner Fryman recently performed a cover of the Social Distortion classic “Ball and Chain” from the “Tribute to So Cal Punk Bands” recital recently put on by The Music Factory (Danny Thompson, Face To Face) in Orange County. Check it out below. Nice work, kiddo!

“Ball And Chain” appears in its original form on Social Distortion’s self-titled full length, released in 1990 (or 18 years before Tanner was born).



Riot Fest announces 2014 lineup for Toronto (Rise Against, Social Distortion, Billy Talent)

One of the biggest punk/alternative/indie festival series in the US just announced its first wave of bands for its first location.

Riot Fest 2014 in Toronto will feature Rise Against, Billy Talent, Social Distortion, Brand New, Dropkick Murphys, Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, Buzzcocks (!!), New Found Glory, and a lot more! Check out more bands in the full poster below.

Riot Fest & Expo Toronto will take place September 6-7, 2014 at Downsview Park. Tickets go on sale Saturday (May 10th), and can be found hereInitial lineup announcements for the Chicago (Sept. 12-14) and Denver (Sept. 19-21) dates are expected soon.



Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham (Social Distortion) talks about his solo album

Social Distortion guitarist Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham was recently interviewed by San Francisco Bay Guardian, where he talked about his debut solo album Salvation Town, which was released last week on Isotone Records. Asked how long it took to make the album, Jonny replied:

“I worked on it really sporadically over the past couple of years — Social D was very busy after we put out Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and we were constantly on the road for two and a half years. On breaks in between tour runs I’d go in the studio and work on it a little bit. It’s actually been finished for over a year, aside from the artwork, and this is a pretty good time to put it out because Social D has been on a break for while.”

Social Distortion are currently on hiatus from touring. For a while, the band has been working on a new album, which will be their first since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.



Jonny Two Bags streams new solo album “Salvation Town”

Social Distortion guitarist Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham is streaming his new solo album “Salvation Town” in its entirety and you can give it a listen over here.

“Salvation Town,” which is Jonny’s first full-length solo effort, is set to be released on April 1st. Pre-order options can be found on his official webstore.



Live Video: Jonny Two Bags – “One Foot In The Gutter” from SXSW

Jonny Two Bags (aka Jonny Wickersham) is probably best known for his career as lead guitar player in Social Distortion for more than a decade.

Two Bags has got his first solo full-length, “Salvation Town,” set to come out on April Fools Day. He caught up with the folks at Yahoo! Music for a live, rooftop performance of the song “One Foot In The Gutter.” Check it out here.

“One Foot In The Gutter” appears on “Salvation Town.”



Mike Ness comments on the legacy and future of Social Distortion

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness was recently interviewed by Loudwire, where he talked about the band’s legacy, music and influences, his recovery from drug addiction and joining Bruce Springsteen on stage. Mike was also asked if he sees Social Distortion continuing in the next 10-15 years, and his response was:

“Well, none of us really know how to do anything else. We still love what we do, so I imagine we’ll still be doing it.”

Social Distortion last released Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes through Epitaph Records in 2011, and they’re currently working on a new album.



The Music Factory (Danny Thompson of Face To Face) announces “A Tribute to SoCal Punk Bands”

Man, I wish my music school was this cool when I was a kid. On second thought…I wish I had a music school when I was a kid…

As you may or may not know, Danny Thompson, drummer from veteran SoCal punk band Face To Face, co-founded a music school in Southern California (Costa Mesa, to be exact) a number of years ago. It’s called The Music Factory, and it provides a full gamut of music lessons to students interested in all things performance related. More info here.

Anyway, The Music Factor has announced plans for what their calling “A Tribute to SoCal Punk Bands.” It’s effectively a music recital where bands comprised of Music Factory students will tackle songs by Strung Out, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Pennywise, X and Blink 182. Oh, and Face To Face, of course (no pressure to whomever is on that team). Click here for more information.



Jonny Two Bags streams new song “One Foot in the Gutter” from upcoming release

Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham has spent more than a decade as lead guitar player for iconic California punk band Social Distortion, but now he (like many others) is doing the solo thing and as such is streaming a new song entitled “One Foot in the Gutter” from his upcoming debut “Salvation Town” set to be released April 1, 2014.

You can check out the song here.